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    Posted 5 years ago

    Tom3Mot
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    Item found in the old RR embankment in mid Menominee County, MI that was once the former Wisconsin-Michigan RR and abandoned in 1938. Before the W&M in 1894 there was a narrow guage line at the same location. Item appears to be a RR tool of some sort. It has markings of 'Dallas' and what appears to be 'DHH' below some sort of brand. '211' is another side. There is a slight bevel along one edge. Also a groove that tapers to a deeper pocket on both sides. Perhaps to secure a handle once it bottoms-out in the pocket? Can anybody identify? thank you!

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    Comments

    1. Shaneg, 5 years ago
      Because of its mint shape I'd guess it's a type of measuring gauge
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      The answer is so obvious that I will let other CW members tell you! LOL!! Welcome to CyberAsylum, aka CW. Somebody will probably come up with an answer, but not me right now.
    3. seeker40, 5 years ago
      Well Blunderbuss@, I don't exactly see a line forming to answer this question, so what is it?
      Maybe its just a narrow gauge railroad goodie?
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Seeker ! You really don't look closely enough. It's so obvious! Seeker, for no known reason, I just decided to pick on you tonite !! LOL!! I'm having fun at it!
    5. seeker40, 5 years ago
      Blunderbuss have fun! I like to have fun here as well! Being a smartass is fun now and then!
      Have a good day.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      None of our sleuths have come up with an answer yet ? Might need to think outside of the RR angle.
    7. ClassicCannons ClassicCannons, 5 years ago
      It's a farm Implement type replaceable head
    8. ClassicCannons ClassicCannons, 5 years ago
      Could be a Tooth to a type of rock smasher chipper for maybe breaking down shale ??????
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Those last 2 sound more realistic .
    10. ClassicCannons ClassicCannons, 5 years ago
      It's got to be this but this is a modern version are their any Oil wells around could be a replaceable Bit tip it is from Dallas Oil but check out this Image http://www.unidrillgroup.com/upload/image/20150413/20150413144159780.jpg
    11. Tom3Mot, 5 years ago
      No oil wells but plenty of iron mines further north from which the RR did haul some iron ore. Mostly timber products though. It appears to me that the way the curved edge is beveled, on one face only, that it secured something, perhaps a RR car door? A slight taper to the edge leads me to that conclusion. It may have pivoted about that depression. Once securely closed the slot would somehow 'seat it' in position. There are no hammer marks so it wasn't beat shut in any case. Thanks to all for your input....

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